Back to Basics: Chicken Noodle Soup with Acini di Pepe, Leeks, and Radishes

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A fresh take on your classic chicken noodle soup recipe, this one uses acini di pepe pasta, leeks, radishes, and a healthy assortment of rainbow carrots. For the past week I’ve watched as leaves in shades of gold and crimson drift towards the ground. I stood under my neighbor’s towering maple as my kids walked […]

Back to Basics: Garden Vegetable Beef Soup

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A hearty, made-from-scratch beef soup recipe packed full of garden vegetables just in time to warm you up from the cool autumn air. I kissed my kids on their way out the door, closing it tight behind them, their small bodies wrapped in extra layers making their way down the leaf-lined street. I clutched a […]

How to Build a Better BLT

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The basics of building a better BLT sandwich from the type of bread to the thickness of the tomato slice to the variety of lettuce you opt for. Yes, there are rules. A BLT is not a hard sandwich to master, and nearly everyone has the ability to figure out how to slap bacon, lettuce, […]

Smoked Beef Brisket Secrets

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Ole’s technique, tips, and recipe on how to acheive tender, smoked beef brisket to rival some of the best Texas barbecue joints. My parents were the children of small town Midwestern teachers and farmers who spent most of their formative years in Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin. My six siblings and I grew up around […]

How to Make Gravlax: Salmon Season

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Gravlax at home: You know you want to, this cured salmon deserves a place atop crackers and cheese, topping off your morning bagel, in place of the Canadian bacon on your eggs benedict (this please, over and over again). Get the how-to. This thing I do, life, sometimes I am terrible at it. I fail. […]

Carbonara Style Pasta with Sautéed Ramps (and Ribeye)

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Springtime ramps meet with creamy pasta carbonara in this foraged take on this classic Italian dish. Spring has been slow to start with the snow following us all the way into May this year. Only yesterday I commented that our current weather has more in common with March than the first weeks of summer, and […]

Saag Paneer for Spring Spinach

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Garam masala, coriander, ginger, and garlic flavor this creamy, spinach-based saag dish with seared pieces of paneer cheese. The recipe can be adjusted to be served with chicken, if desired. I was introduced to Indian cuisine a few years after I had left home. It was during a college road trip: cars brimming with bodies, […]